Bombshell lawsuit accuses Baylor football program of 52 'acts of rape' and of paying student's tuition in exchange for silence

A graduate of Baylor who claims she was raped by two football players in 2013 sued the university on Friday, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.

The report says the bombshell lawsuit details a "culture of sexual violence" in the football program, alleging the school used a "show 'em a good time" policy to recruit players.

The lawsuit alleges that 31 football players committed "52 acts of rape," including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014.

The woman, identified as Elizabeth Doe in the suit, claims she was raped by former football players Tre'Von Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman after a party in April 2013. The two men were named as suspects in a police report, The Dallas Morning News reported, but were never charged.

According to the report, the woman claims Chatman was also accused of raping a student athletic trainer, but she says the university did not take action. The lawsuit alleges that the trainer was moved to a female sports team and the university paid her tuition in exchange for silence.

According to the lawsuit, a Dallas-area high school student said former assistant coach Kendall Briles, son of former head coach Art Briles, asked him, "Do you like white women? Because we have a lot of them at Baylor and they love football players."

Kendall Briles was hired as an offensive coordinator by Florida Atlantic University last month.

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Baylor University head coach Art Briles reacts against the University of Oklahoma in the first half of their NCAA Big 12 football game at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas, United States on November 19, 2011.

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Dec 29, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Baylor Bears senior Jay Lee (left) dunks Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles with Gatorade following the Russell Athletic Bowl college football game at Florida Citrus Bowl. Baylor won 49-38.  

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WACO, TX - DECEMBER 5: Head coach Art Briles talks to his players from the sideline against the Texas Longhorns at McLane Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Waco, Texas.

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MANHATTAN, KS - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on prior to a game against the Kansas State Wildcats on November 5, 2015 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas.

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WACO, TX - DECEMBER 5: Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on from the sidelines against the Texas Longhorns at McLane Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Waco, Texas.

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on during a game against the Texas Tech Raiders at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Baylor Bears defeated the Texas Tech Raiders 66-42.

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WACO, TX - OCTOBER 19: Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on during warmups before kickoff against the Iowa State Cyclones on October 19, 2013 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas.

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06 December 2014: Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles accepts the trophy from Big 12 Commissioner Bill Bowlsby for the Big 12 Co-Champion after the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas State Wildcats at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. Baylor beat Kansas State 38-27.

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BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Head Coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears chats to players prior to kickoff against the Buffalo Bulls at UB Stadium on September 12, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.

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15 OCT 2016: Endzone pylon during the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. Baylor beats Kansas 49-7. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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According to the Morning News, the figures contrast the findings of the independent investigation done by the law firm Pepper Hamilton and the figures provided by school officials. Pepper Hamilton released a 13-page report of their investigation, finding that Baylor failed to hold the football team accountable and discouraged victims from filing complaints.

The Wall Street Journal reported in October that regents said Art Briles was aware of at least one reported incident of sexual assault, but failed to notify the school. Briles was fired in May 2016.

Baylor University declined to comment on the Dallas Morning News report or the lawsuit.

Baylor University didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

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